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Submission + - Slashdot creates beta site users express theirs dislike ( 4

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Slashdot started redirecting users in February to its newly revamped webpage and received a huge backlash from users. The majority of comments dislike the new site while some do offer solutions to make it better. The question is will Slashdot force the unwanted change on its users that clearly do not want change?

Submission + - Jamaican team raises $25,000 in CryptoCurrency Dogecoin (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: The Guardian along with others are reporting on how community members of the Dogecoin currency raised $25,000 to send the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the 2014 Winter Olympics.On Sunday, news broke that the team had qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time since 2002. The two-man sled will be piloted by Winston Watt, a 46-year-old Jamaican-American who also competed in 2002, with Marvin Dixon as the brakeman.

Submission + - Raspberry Pi comes to U.S., sells out in hours (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Raspberry Pi, the tiny, ultra-cheap, Linux-based PC, went on sale Monday in the U.S. through retailer Allied Electronics, but it's already out of stock.The A version of the computer, which only costs $25, has 256MB of RAM, a single USB 2.0 socket, an HDMI, SD card, and 3.5 audio sockets, but no Ethernet port. Available only through Allied, the A is now completely out of stock for U.S. customers.
The $35 Raspberry Pi B is also out of stock at Allied, but it can be bought through Newark, another retailer, which only carries that particular model.
The Raspberry Pi's more powerful version has 512MB of RAM, two USB 2.0 sockets and an Ethernet port.
A tiny $35 computer Both the A and B are equipped with an ARM processor and are amazingly small — approximately the size of a credit card — making them suitable for a variety of applications in education and DIY systems.
Raspberry Pi A launched in Europe in February of last year to heavy demand, followed by a launch in Asia last week.


Submission + - IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Microsoft will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting with customers running the IE10 Release Preview. Microsoft touts "20% faster for real world Web sites" for IE10, "60% increase in supported modern Web standards" and "full featured HTML5"

Submission + - U.S. had plans to nuke the moon (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: It was (a plan) hatched in 1958 — a time when the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a nuclear arms race that would last decades and drive the two superpowers to the verge of nuclear war. The Soviets had also just launched Sputnik 1, the world's first satellite. The U.S. was falling behind in the space race, and needed a big splash.

Submission + - Hostess Brands closing for good, end of the Twinkie (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Hostess Brands — the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread — announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new contract imposed on them. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said CEO Gregory Rayburn in a statement.

now what are people supposed to eat on a 8 hour raid / frag session?

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Submission + - Puerto Rico Votes to become US State (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: In an overshadowed Election Day contest, Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum, marking the first time such an initiative garnered a majority.
Puerto Ricans were asked about their desires in two parts. First, by a 54% to 46% margin, voters rejected their current status as a U.S. commonwealth. In a separate question, 61% chose statehood as the alternative, compared with 33% for the semi-autonomous "sovereign free association" and 6% for outright independence.


Submission + - HP becomes a platinum member of the Linux Foundation (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: "Snagging a first-class upgrade might empty out the contents of your wallet, but be glad you're not trying to buy your way to the Linux Foundation's top table. With a strategic investment of $500,000, Hewlett Packard has just become a platinum member of the body, alongside companies like Intel, Qualcomm and Samsung. In exchange for all that cash, HP gets a seat on the Foundation's board of directors and will have a say in how to advance the foundation's aims — and hopefully give Open webOS a gentle push, too."

Submission + - Hotel Room Locks Picked in Seconds (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Onity is being exposed for having insecure locks, sold to many hotel chains including Hilton Worldwide. After the exposure, several youtube videos have hit the internet, showing how easy it is. A spokesperson for Hilton Worldwide said, "The safety and security of our guests is always our highest priority, and we are working with Onity to investigate and address this issue."
Security experts say it is important for guests who are concerned about safety to increase their use of in room safes, deadbolts and chains.

Submission + - Slashdot website down, no communication, is this the new norm (

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Slashdot appears to be not different than any other website bought by corporate overloads. Since the purchase by Dice holding, the website has begun experiencing issues and people have starting tweeting about it.
Is this something to be expected for the future of slashdot? or is it just a fluke from the Amazon EBS failure

Submission + - Free fall from the edge of space set for 11:30AM MDT ( 3

who_stole_my_kidneys writes: Felix Baumgartner is about to attempt a world record for the longest and highest free fall in history. elix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. Youtube will also broadcast the even live as well.

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